Updated Friday May. 14

2021 NBA Strength of Schedule Rankings

Strength of Schedule Played and Strength of Schedule Remaining for all 30 NBA teams.

Our NBA Strength of Schedule rankings represents the average difficulty of those opponents that each team has faced or will face during the current season. The strength of an opponent is determined by their final ranking in our 2021 Composite NBA Power Rankings. A low opponent average ranking (opp avg) indicates a difficult schedule, whereas a high opponent average ranking suggests an easier schedule.

NBA Strength of Schedule Played

Our Strength of Schedule Played shows the current average ranking for each opponent that a given team has faced to date.

DIFFICULT

EASY

TEAM DIVISION GURU
RANK
AVERAGE
OPPONENT
RANK
1
TimberwolvesMIN22-48
Northwest 25
14.93
2
RocketsHOU16-54
Southwest 27
14.95
3
ThunderOKC21-49
Northwest 30
15.01
4
KingsSAC31-39
Pacific 23
15.17
5
GrizzliesMEM37-33
Southwest 15
15.20
6
WizardsWSH32-38
Southeast 21
15.26
7
PelicansNO46-24
Southwest 18
15.26
8
WarriorsGS37-33
Pacific 13
15.29
9
SpursSA33-37
Southwest 20
15.32
10
CavaliersCLE22-48
Central 28
15.32
11
MavericksDAL41-29
Southwest 9
15.33
12
ClippersLAC47-23
Pacific 2
15.41
13
HornetsCHA33-37
Southeast 24
15.42
14
PistonsDET20-50
Central 26
15.45
15
NuggetsDEN46-24
Northwest 8
15.49
16
LakersLAL40-30
Pacific 7
15.51
17
SunsPHX49-21
Pacific 6
15.52
18
JazzUTAH50-20
Northwest 1
15.54
19
MagicORL21-49
Southeast 29
15.55
20
Trail BlazersPOR41-30
Northwest 10
15.57
21
KnicksNY39-31
Atlantic 16
15.70
22
HawksATL40-31
Southeast 12
15.72
23
RaptorsTOR27-43
Atlantic 17
15.73
24
PacersIND33-37
Central 19
15.73
25
CelticsBOS35-35
Atlantic 14
15.83
26
BullsCHI30-40
Central 22
15.84
27
HeatMIA39-31
Southeast 11
15.89
28
76ersPHI47-23
Atlantic 3
15.90
29
NetsBKN46-24
Atlantic 4
15.98
30
BucksMIL45-25
Central 5
16.19

NBA Strength of Schedule Remaining

Our Strength of Schedule Remaining rankings show the average difficulty of opponents each team will face for the rest of the season.

DIFFICULT

EASY

TEAM DIVISION GURU
RANK
AVERAGE
OPPONENT
RANK
1
ThunderOKC21-49
Northwest 30
2.20
2
MagicORL21-49
Southeast 29
4.00
3
BullsCHI30-40
Central 22
4.70
4
SpursSA33-37
Southwest 20
5.80
5
Trail BlazersPOR41-30
Northwest 10
7.40
6
RocketsHOU16-54
Southwest 27
7.80
7
KingsSAC31-39
Pacific 23
8.20
8
PistonsDET20-50
Central 26
10.00
9
PelicansNO46-24
Southwest 18
10.20
10
TimberwolvesMIN22-48
Northwest 25
11.60
11
PacersIND33-37
Central 19
12.30
12
CavaliersCLE22-48
Central 28
12.90
13
RaptorsTOR27-43
Atlantic 17
13.90
14
HeatMIA39-31
Southeast 11
15.70
15
WarriorsGS37-33
Pacific 13
16.50
16
BucksMIL45-25
Central 5
16.90
17
GrizzliesMEM37-33
Southwest 15
17.50
18
KnicksNY39-31
Atlantic 16
17.90
19
LakersLAL40-30
Pacific 7
18.40
20
HornetsCHA33-37
Southeast 24
18.40
21
NuggetsDEN46-24
Northwest 8
18.40
22
SunsPHX49-21
Pacific 6
19.80
23
CelticsBOS35-35
Atlantic 14
20.30
24
MavericksDAL41-29
Southwest 9
21.30
25
NetsBKN46-24
Atlantic 4
24.50
26
WizardsWSH32-38
Southeast 21
24.80
27
JazzUTAH50-20
Northwest 1
25.50
28
HawksATL40-31
Southeast 12
27.20
29
ClippersLAC47-23
Pacific 2
28.30
30
76ersPHI47-23
Atlantic 3
28.40